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Schriever CFC in full swing

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - -- Time is flying by as Team 5-0 enters its fifth week of the 2015 Combined Federal Campaign at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.

As a reminder, according to the U.S. Office of Personal Management's website, www.opm.gov, "The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all."

As of Oct. 30, Schriever's combined online giving total is a little more than $60,000.

"It's been a great effort so far, but that is only out of 79 total donors," said Capt. Chi Nguyen-Johnson, 21st Medical Squadron Support Flight commander and CFC project officer. "That only puts us at a 2.9 percent participation rate. During the next couple weeks, we want to urge folks to remember the CFC is still going."

One of the major goals of Schriever's CFC is to have 100 percent contact on base.

"As of right now, we have approximately 51 percent contact, but our goal is to have 100 percent meaningful contact. We [hope to] be able to get that by the end of November," said Nguyen-Johnson.

The contact goal doesn't aim to have 100 percent of base personnel donate, but instead ensures they are fully informed on the campaign's purpose.

"Meaningful contact is face-to-face, peer-to-peer interaction regarding the CFC," explained Nguyen-Johnson. "It's not a mass email, it's not leaving brochures everywhere. It's literally face-to-face contact."

On Nov. 13, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., there will be a mid-campaign rally in the indoor fitness track, similar to the kick-off event that occurred in early October. A number of charities and vendors will be in attendance to provide information for their cause.

Planned activities alongside the charity fair include a wallyball tournament and a chili cook-off. More information on how to sign-up/participate will be released.

Nguyen-Johnson reminds base personnel if they haven't seen their unit project officers yet, they should be able to get more information from them. She also encouraged online giving as the most efficient and easy way to donate.

"We just want to thank everyone for their participation so far," said Nguyen-Johnson. "In four weeks we were able to raise $60,000 dollars which is wonderful because that's going to organizations that need it, and services that military members and their families use all the time."

For more information on the different organizations to support as well as how to donate, contact your unit project officer in the link here: http://www.schriever.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123462409

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